Re-Live Jimmie Allen’s ‘American Heartbreaker’ Performance From ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Jimmie Allen put his patriotism on full display on the Fourth of July with a performance on the PBS special,…

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 4, 2021

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Jimmie Allen; Photo Courtesy PBS

Jimmie Allen put his patriotism on full display on the Fourth of July with a performance on the PBS special, A Capitol Fourth

The ACM New Male Artist of the Year took the stage in front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. to perform “American Heartbreaker” from his debut album, Mercury Lane

Click below to watch Allen‘s performance. 

A Capitol Fourth brought together with themes of love, hope, and patriotism and also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Gladys Knight, Train, Jennifer Nettles, Mickey Guyton, Ali Stroker, Auli’i Cravalho and more.

Additionally, Renée Fleming kicked off the celebratory event with a stunning rendition of The National Anthem.

Co-hosted by Vanessa Williams, the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration aired on Sunday, July 4 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EST) on PBS, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.